For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year.
Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from?
Kimmie thought it would be fun to share how traditions of the holidays began and fun information the kids might enjoy. Each day we will share with you some interesting facts about Christmas.
What is Christmas?
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or “Christ’s Mass.” Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. Most historians peg the first celebration of Christmas to Rome in 336 A.D.
Christmas is both a holiday and a holy day. In America it is one of the biggest event of the year (especially for kids), and for members of the Christian religions it is an important day on the religious calendar.